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Driving against traffic, major challenge on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway – FRSC

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The Itori Unit Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, has identified driving against traffic as a major challenge confronting its personnel on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

The Itori Unit Commander, Mr Shamaki Yerima, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Ota.

According to Yerima, these incessant cases of driving against traffic and flouting of traffic regulations by drivers, especially at the Itori axis has become worrisome for the command.

FRSC enjoins passengers to always caution reckless drivers

He said that there was a need to check the myriad of driving against traffic to ensure the safety of lives and property area.

“There is the need for drivers to change their orientation about the use of road so that the highway could be safer for other motoring public.

“Until drivers change their wrong way of using the roads, there will always be continuous negative effects which sometimes lead to loss of lives,’’ he said.

Yerima noted that the fact that some portions of the roads were bad did not grant motorists the liberty to break traffic regulations.

He enjoined them to change their attitudinal behaviours in order to minimise crashes on the highway.

The Unit Commander, however, said that the FRSC personnel had been deployed to areas where motorists were fond of driving against traffic.

He added that erring drivers would be arrested and prosecuted with stiffer punishment.

 

Robbers run amok in broad daylight on Lagos traffic

One of the major attributes of Lagos is its endless traffic which road users endure daily. Many Lagosians have on several occasions shared stories of how tiresome and frustrating this could be.

Apart from the unpleasant nature of the traffic, many commuters in Nigeria’s commercial capital are living in fear following the upsurge in the operation of traffic robbers.

According to various reports by the police, over 100 traffic robbers were arrested in the state between January and March.

According to PREMIUM TIMES, these robberies are not limited to nights but also occur in broad daylight.

The common areas where these crimes occur are CMS, Costain Bridge, Maryland, Ikorodu road, Gbagada, Mile 2, Mushin, Orile, Oshodi bridge and other heavy traffic routes within the state.

According to those who have witnessed the activities of the robbers, they accost road users with weapons by tapping the side windows of their cars. They then rob them of their properties that they can easily carry. Failure to wind down sometimes lead to smashing the side window or windscreen of the vehicle after which the victim would be attacked.

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